a charlotte street 15 year anniversary project considering the history and future of artist-driven pioneering in Kansas City and the changing nature of the city's "frontiers"

Installation of Phase II of “The Frontier” underway

Phase II of The Frontier opens for gallery hours on Saturday, June 2 and will run though July 7. Hours are Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm and Thursdays 11-6pm. Join Phase II curators and artists for a reception on Friday, June 15, 6-9pm, and for several public programs to be announced.

Phase II of The Frontier, currently being installed, includes the following projects:

Road Does Not End, curated by Robert Josiah Bingaman,  featuring artworks by Kelly J. Clark, Mark FloranceMisha KligmanMichael KreugerBeniah Leuschke, and writing by Lucas Wetzel.

Frontier:  to face; now rare, curated by Erika Lynne Hanson, featuring artworks by  Justin GainanCory ImigNicholas Naughton, B.J Wooley, Kelly Lynn Jones & Collin McKelvey

Making Marks/Leaving Traces, curated by Heather Lustfeldt, featuring artists Jessica BrandlGear, Jessica Manco, Margaret Shelby, Jeff Tackett, Alexander Austin, and Jose Faus, writers/documentarians Deborah Dickson, Zachary Hoskins, Tracy Abeln; and public program collaborator Sonie Ruffin.

Kansas City Regionalism, curated by Molly Kaderka featuring artworks by Ricky AllmanMatt JacobsRobert Josiah BingamanHunter Long, Sara Cramer, Jaclyn Senne, and writing by Stephen Proski, Taylor Wallace, Jamie Lynn Heller, and Jaclyn Senne.

Click here for individual project descriptions, and watch this blog for more.

Images, top: B.J Wooley, Linear is Circular, still from single channel video; Gear, mural in process in The Frontier. Below: Ricky Allman, Re-escalate, 48×36″, acrylic on canvas, 2012; Jessica Brandl, 31st and Troost (detail of mural by Alexander Austin).

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